Hood Construction Welcomes Ken Brophey
Julie Bartels, Jan 09
Hood Construction Company welcomes Ken Brophey to its staff as Director of Institutional Services. Ken is a tenured member of the construction industry, bringing with him three decades of experience in CM-R project delivery.
Having completed over 30 K-12 projects throughout his career, ranging from complex auditorium additions to large scale greenfield construction, Ken has worked throughout all project phases. He possesses a specialized understanding of the needs of today’s school districts, making him an outstanding project leader for institutional projects. Currently, Ken is serving as Project Manager on the Summerville High School Career and Technology Education Addition, which includes 19,600 SF of new classroom facilities as well as a new weight room and a 4,500 SF conversion of existing spaces into athletics facilities. “I am very excited to contribute my area of expertise to the outstanding 30 year success Hood Construction has achieved,” said Brophey, “I’m thrilled for this next step”.
Darla Moore Installed as NAWIC President
Julie Bartels, Sep 14
Hood Construction Company congratulates Darla Moore, Project and Subcontractor Outreach Coordinator, on being installed as the 2016-2017 President of the Columbia Chapter of NAWIC – the National Association of Women in Construction.
Moore, who has been a member of NAWIC’s Columbia chapter for nine years, is heavily involved with the organization – including volunteering at the Annual Golf Tournament which funds scholarships for South Carolina college students in construction-related majors. “NAWIC is dedicated to enhancing the success of women in the construction industry, and I am proud to be a part of its future here in Columbia,” said Moore. Hood Construction supports Darla and other employee-members of NAWIC by participating in numerous association events, as well as periodically hosting tours of construction sites.
As a quality-based business leader, Hood Construction is a long-time supporter of NAWIC and other industry partners, as well as the clients and communities we proudly serve. Congratulations to Darla on being installed into this important leadership role!
Ladd James Joins Hood Construction
Julie Bartels, Aug 22
Hood Construction Company is pleased to announce the addition of Ladd James to our Project Management Team! Ladd joined Hood Construction this spring, bringing with him over 17 years of experience in the construction industry. His strong attention to detail, along with his honest and clear communication style, is a strong compliment to the culture Hood is dedicated to cultivating.
Currently, Ladd is working on the 35,500 SF Toby’s Place for Women and Children project in Forest Acres. His organized and coordinated management style ensures each project milestone is met, while keeping all budgetary and technical requirements smoothly on target. Ladd has a great deal of experience with procurement of building materials, management of trade partners and close coordination with manufacturers. “In May, we proudly celebrated the 30-year anniversary of our firm, and were thrilled to have Ladd officially on board as a valued part of our management team!” said Mark Hood, President and CEO.
McNAIR Center Featured in Commerce Communications
Julie Bartels, Jul 18
This week the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research was featured in "Commerce Communications: Aerospace Soaring in South Carolina" -- an e-publication of the SC Department of Commerce. Hood Construction was proud to be a part of this project and is thrilled with their success! We share with you the full write-up, below. To learn more about the McNAIR project's construction, visit our portfolio section!
Spotlight: McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research
"To support South Carolina's soaring aerospace industry, the University of South Carolina established the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research in 2011. Located in Columbia, S.C., the Center is focused on aerospace-related education, research, K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) support, workforce development and industry engagement.
Featuring a research team of more than 30 faculty in the mechanical, chemical, civil and electrical engineering fields, the Center aims to advance the state's knowledge-based economy through aerospace research, interdisciplinary education, economic development, outreach and collaboration with aerospace and allied industries, as well as related government agencies.
As Team South Carolina seeks to further develop our thriving aerospace sector, it's clear that the McNAIR Center will play a large role. After all, it's the collaborative efforts like this, that have helped us become a state that truly is 'Just right' for aerospace."
Parker Annex Ready for Next 100 Years
Julie Bartels, May 24
Hood Project Manager Dean Wilson, Assistant Project Manager Amanda Holyfield, and Superintendent Mike Williams all worked hard with owner Diversified Development to bring the Parker Annex back to life! To read the full story on this exciting historic re-use, click here.
Toby's Place Groundbreaking Held
Julie Bartels, May 19
Toby's Place is an outstanding organization, and a wonderful mission is being fulfilled! Check out Toby's place and make a donation to this much needed endeavor to assist women and children in our community.
To read the full story and see video from the groundbreaking, click here!
Kimley-Horn Moves Into New Space at Adluh
Julie Bartels, May 02
Hood Construction is excited to share that Kimley-Horn has moved into their new office inside Adluh at 802 Gervais Street. The second floor up-fit was completed by Hood Construction, led by Project Manager Jeremy Rowe and Assistant Project Manager Sam Williams. Hood Construction also completed the historic restoration for the 18,000 SF landmark Adluh building last year. Congratulations on the move, Kimley-Horn!
Local Homeschool Group Tours Goodwill - West Columbia
Julie Bartels, Apr 04
We were thrilled to have students from a local homeschool group visit our Goodwill - West Columbia job site recently! Project Superintendent Paul Diemer and Assistant Superintendent Stephen Cline assisted the kids and their chaperones with donning their safety vests, hard hats, and safety glasses, before embarking on a fun and educational trip onto the site. We hope to work with these talented students on a project some day!
Hood Construction Nears Completion on Parker Annex at Bull Street Development
Julie Bartels, Mar 31
Hood Construction is finishing up work at the historic Parker Annex, part of the Bull Street Development, which is slated for tenant move-in by late Spring. Read more about this project in Midlands Biz!
Jeremy Rowe President-Elect of Columbia Contractors Association
Julie Bartels, Dec 17
Columbia, SC – Hood Construction is excited to announce that Vice President of Operations, Jeremy Rowe, has been named President-Elect of Columbia Contractors Association. Rowe, who has been with Hood Construction for 10 years and in the industry for 19, is also a longtime member of Columbia Contractors Association.
Hood Construction has enjoyed a long-standing membership in Columbia Contractors, which facilitates conversation among local construction firms – addressing industry-wide issues that impact everyone. “We’re able to talk about issues that affect or could affect each of our companies. We’re able to hear speakers discussing a wide range of topics, such as representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, DHEC, the Department of Transportation, the State Fire Marshal, and many others,” said Rowe. “It’s a great resource.”